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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:18-04-2017
     Last Modified:18-04-2017 (05:39)
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     Current job:Spacecraft Controller
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Satellite Operators
     KeywordsPio Losco is an Aerospace Engineer with a strong background in LEO Satellite operations. For More than 2 years he has been taking responsibility as S/C Controller for the satellite operations (METOP-A, METOP-B) -as well as data processing services (PDGS)-
    CV

    WORK EXPERIENCE

     

    FROM SEPTEMBER 2016 to JANUARY 2017

     

    Temporary Support – EUMETSAT Multi Mission Dissemination Team

    Serco Services GmbH – Darmstadt, Germany

    Developing and maintaining Operational Interface Control Documents (OICDs);

    Interaction with service providers and operational interfaces;

    Attending technical meetings to report on recent operations.

    Business or sector Space Engineering / Earth Observation

    FROM August 2015  to OCTOBER 2016

    Spacecraft and System Controller for EUMETSAT - Sentinel 3 / Copernicus

    Serco Services GmbH – Darmstadt, Germany

    Supporting operations preparation (SVTs), S/C commissioning and routine phases;

    Contingency investigation and analysis for both the S/C and the System (MCS, PDGS);

    Adapting ESA Flight Operations Procedures to the operations concepts valid in EUMETSAT;

    Use of the simulator based on SimSat, mainly to develop and validate S/C procedures;

    Assisting the analysis of the in-flight satellite subsystems and payload (SCOS-2000).

    Business or sector Satellite & Space Engineering Operations / Communications

    FROM September 2014 TO PRESENT DAY

    Spacecraft and Ground Segment Controller for EUMETSAT – EPS

    Serco Services GmbH – Darmstadt, Germany

    Supporting real-time mission control operations, including data production/dissemination;

    Operating the ground stations in order to support EUMETSAT and NOAA satellites;

    Support planning and scheduling system and satellite operations;

    Interacting with partner agencies and experts ensuring that operations run efficiently;

    Processing improvements concerning the Controller Team training and interfaces.

    Business or sector Satellite & Space Engineering Operations / Communications

    FROM MARCH 2014 to SEPTEMBER 2014

    Master Thesis: “Analysis of the first tangential mode in a cylindrical rocket engine combustion chamber equipped with an absorber"

    DLR  - Institute for Space Propulsion – Lampoldshausen, Germany

    Investigation of the acoustic instabilities analytical problem;

    Algorithm implementation to analyse experimental results and set up of a MATLAB model;

    Participation in technical and progress meetings providing inputs and reports.

    Business or sector Space Engineering / Propulsion / Acoustic.

    FROM SEPTEMBER 2013 to MARCH 2014

    Pre Phase A report: “Remote sensing of Mediterranean Area with small satellites”

    Structure department, Aerospace Eng. , University of Pisa ,Italy

    Identification of the system concepts to comply with the mission statement;

    Resources and technical/programmatic constraints analysis;

    Initiation of pre-development activities for the Space Segment: mass and power budget estimation and subsystems preliminary design (Power, Thermal, TT&C and AOCS).

    Business or sector Space Engineering / Earth Observation

     

    EDUCATION

     

    July 2015

    Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering                    (mark:  2:1)

    EQF: 7

    University of Pisa, Italy

    Thermal Fluid Science, Spaceflight Mechanics and Astronautics, Plasma Physics, Propulsion

    July 2012

    Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering

    EQF: 6

    University of Pisa, Italy

    Mathematic, Physic, Fluid Dynamic, Acoustics, Science of Constructions and Structures

     

    PERSONAL SKILLS

     

     

    Mother tongue(s)

    Italian

    Other language(s)

    English, German (basic), French (basic)

    Communication skills

    Proven ability to well fit in an operations team mainly matured in EUMETSAT where it is essential the cooperation between people with different skills and nationalities.

    Effective communication, especially during a contingency scenario, and coordination of service providers, operational facilities, partner agencies and experts (current work);

    Effective presentation capabilities (two certifications as controller, master thesis, exams, participation in technical meetings).

    Organisational / managerial skills

    Fast learner, strong performer in different contests (certified on 2 space missions in 1 year);

    Capable of organize the work ahead of a deadline (thesis finished 1 month earlier at DLR);

    Analytical/systematic mind-set, ability to manage a large amount of data (MSc Engineering);

    Disposition towards complex systems (avionics, vibro-acoustic, propulsion);

    Strong aptitude in technical problem solving (innovations developed for the current team);

    Ability to multi-task efficiently (working on multiple missions and activities).

    Job-related skills

    Spacecraft in-flight operations preparation (SVT, commissioning) and routine operations;

    Ground segment facilities monitoring and control;

    System contingency monitoring, mitigation and reporting (anomaly investigation, etc...);

    Writing and maintaining the corresponding operations documentation and procedures;

    Familiarity with the ECSS ( ECSS-E-70-41A [PUS], ECSS-M-ST-10C [Project planning] ).

     

    Digital competence

    SELF-ASSESSMENT

    Information processing

    Communication

    Content creation

    Safety

    Problem solving

     

    Proficient user

    Proficient user

    Independent User

    Proficient user

    proficient user

     

    Levels: Basic user  - Independent user  -  Proficient user                                    Digital competences - Self-assessment grid

     

    Good/Expert:  MATLAB, ANSYS®,CATIA® V5, Microsoft Office and  MacOS applications;

    Good:              EPOCH, SCOS2000, PYTHON;

    Poor/Basic:     C++, HTML, Access.

     

    Other skills

    Teaching: I regularly provide support  to a group of university students as tutor in Physics;

    Journalism: I help young students of my ex-lyceum keeping updated their local newspaper.

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